Author Nnenna Joseph

20 May

The Two Suspects Held Over The Killing Of Deborah Samuel Set Free

One year after, the death of Deborah Samuel, the 25-year-old  200 Level student of Home Economics lynched for blasphemy on May 12th, 2022, the case of her suspects has been swept under the carpet. Sokoto State Government, the Federal Government and the Nigeria Police Force, who promised to ensure justice was done, have not held […]


12 May

Repeal Blasphemy Laws: One Year After the Gruesome Murder of Deborah Samuel in Sokoto Nigeria

The death of Deborah Samuel a year ago was not unusual, Christians in Northern Nigeria have seen more gruesome extrajudicial killings than Deborah’s propelled by ‘’Blasphemy accusations”. One of the reasons why Deborah’s death was mainstream was because her death debunked an age-long Myth. . For a long time people lived under the illusion that […]


28 Apr

European Parliament Weigh In On Yahaya Sharif Aminu Impending Death Penalty for Blasphemy in Nigeria

The European Parliament on of 20 April 2023 weighed in on the risk of the death penalty andthe execution of singer Yahaya Sharif-Aminu for blasphemy in Nigeria and made the following resolutions:. The European Parliament,– having regard to Rules 144(5) and 132(4) of its Rules of Procedure,. A. whereas on 10 August 2020, Nigerian singer […]


20 Apr

Toward Defeating Insurgency in Nigeria, Borrowing a Leaf from Egypt in the Middle East

The Middle East represents an ideology rather than a geographical space of 22 countries in Western Asia and North Africa. Egypt has had a long history of insurgency and political violence since the early 20th century. In Egypt, we saw that the Islamist Uprising between the 1980s to 1990s caused serious political instability and paved […]


9 Apr

Chimamanda’s Letter To Joe Biden: Nigerian Election Was Rigged, Shabbily Rigged

Dear President Biden, . Something remarkable happened on the morning of February 25, the day of the Nigerian presidential election. Many Nigerians went out to vote holding in their hearts a new sense of trust. Cautious trust, but still trust. Since the end of military rule in 1999, Nigerians have had little confidence in elections. […]


5 Apr

Nigeria: Trust And Turnout Define 2023 Elections

Despite the promise of technology and new legislation, Nigeria’s tightly contested elections have resulted in growing mistrust and revealed deepening divides. — Idayat Hassan and Dr. Alex Vines . In Nigeria’s previous elections, votes were largely split between two parties – the APC of outgoing President Buhari and the PDP that held power from 1999 […]


14 Mar

Nigeria’s Election Highlights Anglo-American Missteps

Nigeria’s just concluded presidential elections have been focusing minds in London and Washington. Like tens of millions of Nigerian voters, Anglo-American officials realized what was at stake. Nigeria is Africa’s largest economy and is on track to be the third most populous country in the world by 2045. . The UK and the US have […]


8 Mar

Chatham House: Nigeria’s Presidential Election Not Conducted In Line with INEC’s Guidelines

…Says electoral body learnt no lesson  …Fitch downgrades Nigeria’s short-term social stability, on Tinubu’s ‘weak’ mandate . CHATHAM House, an independent policy institute based in London, has stated that from its analysis of the February 25 presidential election, it would appear that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) failed to learn new lessons. . The […]


6 Mar

Nigeria’s Main Opposition Party Leaders Take Post-Election Protests To Commission’s HQs

Atiku Abubakar, the candidate of Nigeria’s main opposition party PDP, led supporters on Monday, March 6th, 2023, to the Abuja headquarters of the national electoral commission, INEC, protesting the results declared by the Commission from last Saturday’s contentious presidential election. Some governors of PDP controlled states also joined in the praceful protest, which caused traffic […]


27 Feb


The undersigned parties commend the millions of Nigerian citizens that went out and voted in the Presidential and National Assembly elections in Nigeria.  Their determination and courage should be an inspiration to all.  Measured against the backdrop of pre-election predictions of widespread violence and agitations, the election, so far, has seen relative minimal violence.  Polling […]